(Today’s guest blogger is Mary Legallet of http://whimsicalstitch.com) Spoiler Alert! I had a great time at the beehive with a group of wonderful stitchers. Our project was Pumpkin Village, a wonderful new canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs. Five pumpkins, two sets of beautiful trees, countless cute accents, and a sparkling sky were brought to life […]
Pumpkin Lane with Mary Legallet
Oh what fun is this going to be? Mary Legallet of WhimsicalStitch.com has stitched this oh-so-cute Melissa Shirley canvas and is going to teach it for us April 11-14! It’s packed full of fun stitches and gorgeous threads. Each little pumpkin is cuter than the next. Join us for four days of stitching and fun. […]
Santa Likes to Read
Thank you everyone who joined us for our annual Thankgiving weekend class. It’s so fun to spend the weekend with friends. This year we stitched Melissa Shirley’s Santa’s Books canvas. It’s chock full of books, ornaments, a tree, gifts and so many fun details. We started with the upper border and stitched counted evergreen trees. […]
Every year we have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend event. It’s a great way to spend time with friends and celebrate! It has become our tradition. This year our project will be the fabulous Melissa Shirley Christmas Books canvas. Join us for three fun days of stitching and fun. I will have a complete stitch guide […]
Red Bird, Green Bird, Blue Bird
OMG, OMG, so much fun! Mary Legallet has been here for two days teaching bird watching. This is a series of canvases by Este MacLeod and Melissa Shirley. They are just the best! Birds, flowers, colors, patterns, texture. Nothing too realistic, just fun areas to embellish with threads and stitches. And let me tell you, […]
Let’s Fall in Love
with stitches and thread and flowers and more…. Melissa Shirley interpreted the art of Annie O’Brien Gonzales into a needlepoint canvas that is full of color and life. I’m in love with this canvas and I know you will be too. We are offering this fabulous canvas, Let’s Fall in Love as a Mystery With […]
Mary Legallet is coming to teach!
We had so much fun last year when Mary Legallet came to visit that we planned another super special series of classes for this year! Bird Watching with Mary Legallet Melissa Shirley has interpreted 4 Este Macleod bird canvases, one for each season and they are marvelous. Pick your favorite and bring it to life […]
Let’s Fall In Love
Its Winter, and I’m thinking about Spring and pretty colors. What better time than now to think about a new Springtime project? Join us for our newest Mystery with a Twist. We are starting this project in April! YAY! This is Let’s Fall in Love by Annie O’Brien Gonzales through Melissa Shirley. What’s the twist? […]
It’s snowing at the North Pole
And the north pole is a chair in the living room, LOL. It’s 60 here today but the holiday decorating is well underway. At the center of the decorating is the wonderful Christmas Village by Melissa Shirley. We stitched this as one of our long term Mysteries with a Twist, a house at a time […]
It’s Finishing Friday
I love boxes of finishing! So many pretty things. It always inspires me. I love this finishing of La Sirena by lulu mypinkturtle. It went to a very special little girl from her grandmother Flora. Wendy stitched Lani’s Aloe pillow using Brenda Hart’s guide and now it resides in her brother’s Manhattan apartment. Jill did […]
A Weekend with Mary
It’s always fun when new teachers come to the beehive. We have the opportunity to look at needlepoint through a different set of eyes! Every teacher has their own voice. Some teachers are lighter using Petite Silk Lamé Braid on 13ct and some are heavier using layers and layers of threads on a canvas. There’s […]
What?! More surprises?
Yes, more celebrating to be had at Bedecked and Beadazzled. It’s April so it must be time for our annual Melissa Shirley trunkshow! If there’s anything you’ve lusting after from Melissa or any of the artists she represents, now is the time to place your order. 20% off, YAY! Sale ends April 16th. So many […]
New Classes at Bedecked and Beadazzled
It’s spring; it’s definitely time to talk classes! In the last week I have tempted you with beadwork classes by the one and only Shelley Nybakke and online cyberclasses from one of our favorite designers, Kelly Clark. Now I am delighted to announce that Mary Legallet from Whimsical Stitch.com will be coming in June for […]
This Just In for the Holidays
Yes, it’s true. The Melissa Shirley Christmas Village Mystery with a Twist is finished!!! Yay! It’s been a long journey but I do love all the little touches throughout the canvas. I saved all the trees and wreaths for last so it really was like decorating the village. If you missed […]
Bunnies and Reindeer join the fun
Ta Dah! Lesson #6 of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village has flown the coop! We knew we had to face the snow sometime. So this is the lesson. Miles and miles of the white fluffy stuff. Once that was behind us we could play with the reindeer. Reindeer games are always fun. And the bunnies. […]
How happy is this canvas? Add in yummy threads and a uber fun stitchguide and you have a recipe for magic. Canvas by Melissa Shirley with stitchguide by Brenda Hart and myself! Don’t you just love the way it stitched up? Little birdies and their houses. Are you seeing a theme for February? […]
This weekend was our first major embellishment class of the year! I taught eight wonderful ladies and we had a great time. Each student picked their canvas several months in advance and I wrote detailed stitch guides. We then spent two days together reviewing the guides and test stitching various areas. It’s lots of fun. […]
Who Ate all the Hor d’Oeuvres?
Happy Thanksgiving!! It has been a whirlwind of a holiday season already and doesn’t look like its going to slow down. That’s not necessarily a bad thing 🙂 I like to be busy. We area 90% moved into our new digs and unpacked. YAY! We had the two day Thanksgiving class Who Ate all the […]
Who Ate All the Hor d’Oervres?
Here we are just weeks from Thanksgiving. Can you believe it? Where does the time go? Rhetorical question I know. I’ve been a little busy which has put me behind in so many things. I promise, I’m catching up!!! Our new format is going to allow me to catch up and stay caught up and […]
The House With Pink Eaves
Lesson 5 of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village Mystery With A Twist has shipped! This was my favorite house!!! It’s pink! It takes so little to make me happy. Not only did we stitch the pink house, but the two pink sleighs and all the gift boxes! Easy, fun, little stuff. It’s never too late […]
Santa has arrived!
The fourth lesson of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village has shipped to everyone in the Mystery Class! I hope you like it. The center house is now stitched and is over-the-top fun! It’s all about the trim that creates the snow on the roof. If you follow me, you know by now that sometimes I […]
As Long As It’s Still Snowing…
Seriously? Snow on the 25th of March? I guess Mother Nature just wanted me to post lesson #3 of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village Mystery With a Twist with a fresh coat of the white stuff outside. Oh well, we’ll survive. Lesson #3 is on it’s way to everyone! The second house has come to […]
It’s Snowing at the North Pole!
The much anticipated second lesson the the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village has shipped. Threads and beads arrived and were packed, the lesson is now on it’s way to you. First we tackled landscaping, fluffy beaded foreground trees and sparkling beaded trees in the background. You knew there would be lots of beads on this canvas. […]
And now for the go-withs
Two days ago I posted the first lesson of the Melissa Shirley Christmas Village Mystery with a Twist! It’s a very, very fun canvas that we are going to stitch in segments. With each mystery class there are presents! I love getting and giving presents. Each student received a reindeer magnet. Love this little girl! […]